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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have A craftsman rear engine mower with the @S overhead

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I have A craftsman rear engine mower with the [email protected] overhead valve 13 1/2 H.P. engine with the Nikki carb. I have loved it for the last 10 years. It has always run great until this year but it started flooding every time I started it after sitting for several days. Being an old auto-tech. I assumed a carb. overhaul was needed which I did after scrounging parts through our local Sears store, at ridiculously high prices . I removed, disassembled, cleaned , & rebuilt with a complete kit including needle & float. After starting it up it still seems to flood & miss if I try to raise the rpm. above idle. The spark plug is good, it has good compression, & the fuel is clean. I even changed the oil & installed both new air filters. Any help at this point would be gratefully accepted.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Check the valve lash. .004 to .006 intake and exhaust.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

I see question is still open, did you see my response?